2016-2017 Theatre & Indie Series

Theatre Series

flotsam-featured Flotsam & Jetsam: Life on the West Coast
From The Other Guys Theatre Company
September 20 – 24, 2016, 8pm + 3pm Sat
MUSICAL. Flotsam & Jetsam celebrates the people and places of BC’s West Coast with this rollicking musical revue set against a multi-media backdrop of iconic coastal images. A proudly Canadian performance by Victoria’s Other Guys Theatre Company.
baskerville_ill_web Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
by Ken Ludwig
from Arts Club Theatre Company
October 25 – 30, 2016, 8pm + 3pm Sat, Sun
COMEDY. From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig, comes the fast-paced comedy you’ve been searching for! Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s timeless tale of Sherlock Holmes comes to life like never before with seemingly impossible speed and visual illusions. But can our hero discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.
postmistress-featured The (Post) Mistress
by Tomson Highway
from Arts Club Theatre Company
January 24 – 28, 2017, 8pm + 3pm Sat
MUSICAL. Marie-Louise is an effervescent, charismatic postal worker in the fictional town of Lovely, who seems to know everything about everyone—and is eager to share all the gossip with you. A fun and quirky one-woman show, The (Post) Mistress is a uniquely Canadian cabaret full of music and charm.
AC-1617-Bittergirl-final Bittergirl: The Musical
Book by Annabel Fitzsimmons, Alison Lawrence, and Mary Francis Moore
from Arts Club Theatre Company
March 7 – 11, 2017, 8pm + 3pm Sat
MUSICAL. This cathartic and catchy musical charts the romantic breakups of three women—one single and dating, one cohabiting, one married with child—and the lively antics that ensue. ’60s girl group music like “Be My Baby,” “And Then He Kissed Me,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” and “Where Did Our Love Go?” punctuate this brisk, funny narrative and provide the perfect backdrop for the journey back to happiness.
outvigil-featured The Out Vigil
by Julie McIsaac
from Twenty Something Theatre
April 4 – 8, 2017, 8pm + 3pm Sat
COMEDY/DRAMA. Mere hours before the opening of the perilous king crab fishing season, Danny, a young Newfoundlander arrives in Alaska, desperate for a job. A local fisherman, Cal, grudgingly agrees to help him out, but past & present collide when Lizzie, a feisty young woman, shows up. A modern fable steeped in maritime lore, The Out Vigil questions our ability to accept the natural world for all that it is, both beautiful and terrifying. With live music throughout the performance The Out Vigil takes on a bold new form of poetic naturalism that allows for a harmonious marriage of elements – fact and folklore, music and magic, the modern and the mythical.
freud-featured Freud’s Last Session
from Ace Productions
May 9 – 13, 2017, 8pm + 3pm Sat
DRAMA. Filled with humanity, humor, and razor-sharp dialogue, Freud’s Last Session imagines the meeting of two of the 20th century’s greatest academics. On the brink of war in Europe, author and former atheist C.S. Lewis visits the London home of Dr. Sigmund Freud. Lewis’s recent embrace of Christianity stands in stark contrast to Dr. Freud, whose beliefs are influenced by his life’s work in science. Amidst evacuations and air raid sirens these two legendary scholars debate religion, sex, love, the existence of God, and the meaning of life itself.

 


INDIE SERIES

nashvillehurricane-featured Nashville Hurricane
by Chase Padgett
November 10 – 12, 2016, 8pm + 3pm Sat
COMEDY/MUSIC. 40 years ago a mysterious guitarist appeared from nowhere, conquered the music industry, and vanished without a trace – until now! Chase Padgett (6 GUITARS) returns with to tell the story from all angles; from the rise, demise, and resurrection of the best damn guitar player you’ve never heard of – the Nashville Hurricane!
influence-featured Bridget Ryan’s Under the Influence
from Bridget Ryan
December 15 – 17, 2016, 8pm + 3pm Sat
COMEDY/MUSIC. Join Bridget for a hilarious musical evening that is full of new songs and stories, inspired by the power of music.  Prepare for a unforgettable ride through our musical influences and the impact it has in our lives. Bridget Ryan takes you on a musical journey that chronicles music through the ages from musical theatre to 90s pop, power rock and tight jazz harmonies – this show has it all. Accompanied by the incomparable Jen McMillan and a three piece band full of tight harmonies and toe tapping melodies that will dare you not to get up off your seat and bust a move!
robeson-featured Call Mr. Robeson
from Tayo Aluko
February 16 – 18, 2017, 8pm + 3pm Sat
DRAMA/MUSIC. PAUL ROBESON is a great and famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. When over the years he gets progressively too radical and outspoken for the establishment’s liking, he is branded a traitor to his country, harassed, and denied opportunities to perform or travel. Just as physical, emotional and mental stress threaten to push him over the fine line between genius and madness, he is summoned to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee, to give the most difficult and important performance of his career. This roller-coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable and eventful life highlights how his pioneering and heroic (but largely forgotten) political activism led many to describe him as the forerunner of the civil rights movement. It features much fiery oratory and some of his famous songs, including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River.
roomtemp-featured Getting to Room Temperature
By Arthur Milner
from Room Temperature Collective
March 16 – 18, 2017, 8pm + 3pm Sat
DRAMA. At 93-and-a-half, my healthy and active mother took a turn for the worse. I accompanied her to the doctor.Doctor: What can I do for you, Rose?
Rose: I would like to die, Doctor. Can you help me?
Doctor: No, and don’t ask me again.Rose’s decline and polite quest for euthanasia take us on an emotional journey into grudgingly explored territory. Getting to Room Temperature is a hard-hitting, sentimental and funny one-person play about dying. Based on a mostly true story.